Emergency Response to Domestic Biological Incidents (PER-220)

This course is designed to help participants safely and effectively respond to a biological incident by using an integrated approach. The course provides detailed information about various biological agents and possible methods of dissemination-whether naturally occurring or intentional. Participants will identify appropriate assessment and response actions and will review personal protection, containment measures, and tools that may be accessed during a biological incident.


Min/Max Enrollment: Min 20; Max 30

Hours:  16 (Direct Delivery)

Format: Instructor-Led Training (Direct Delivery)

DHS Course #: PER-220

Facility Requirements: Please view this document for facility requirements.

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Professional Disciplines

Animal Emergency Services, Agricultural Safety, Citizen/Community Volunteer, Emergency Management, Emergency Medical Services, Fire Service, Governmental Administrative, Healthcare, Hazardous Materials, Law Enforcement, Public Health, Public Safety Communications, Private Sector/Corporate Security & Safety Professionals, Public Works, Transportation Security

The target audience for the Direct Delivery version of this course includes personnel from the disciplines above including:

  • Administrators
  • Directors
  • Mid-level supervisors
  • Special operations teams
  • Emergency responders
  • Physicians
  • Nurses
  • Veterinarians


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